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Introducing British By Design - information for Designers
British by Design showcases and sells high quality innovative products designed in Britain.

British by Design is managed by Design Event, a not for profit organisation that promotes and supports designers to become innovative creative practices. Design Event has been established since 2005 and is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and is part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio of Arts Organisations.

Our team are passionate about design with a keen eye for aesthetics, and have selected the best in contemporary design from the UK; making the British by Design e-shop the perfect place to source original gifts.

Next to each product you’ll find information on the designer behind the product, and when you make a purchase, the designers will dispatch your goods direct to you.

All products are well made with beautiful aesthetics and character, with many products by up and coming designers and thus not widely available through other retailers.

Purchasing from the site is an opportunity to support British creatives and the UK as a creative economy and world centre for innovative design.

Many of the products we showcase are sourced through the biennial Design Event festival held in Newcastle upon Tyne. To find out more about the festival, visit www.design-event.co.uk.

What we can offer you as a designer

High quality online retail offer for your products
The British by Design e-shop has been designed specifically with customers in mind. It is simple in style to let the products shine through, and is easy to navigate to encourage sales. The site follows the same design values as the products it promotes: innovative, high quality, beautiful and designed in the UK.

The Design Event team have over 18 years collective creative marketing experience, 16 years project management experience and 14 years experience of selling and promoting high quality design. We work in a professional manner at all times and are passionate about providing an excellent consumer experience and promoting good design

Quality association
British by Design is a high quality curated e-shop with all products meeting the following values:
- Designed in the UK
- Innovative
- High Quality
- Beautiful
- Stylish
- Well made
- Value for money

Your products will therefore be presented alongside other high quality products, re-enforcing their value and uniqueness.

We are also happy for you to use the British by Design logo alongside your specific selected products, on your own website and marketing materials; re-enforcing the product’s quality.

Marketing and PR
Through our close links to the Design Event festival (listed as a must-see event by Living Etc, The Guardian, The Independent and The Sunday Times in 2011) we have excellent press contacts both with consumer press and trade press at a national level. Following its launch in October, British by Design featured in The Guardian’s Christmas gift guide 2011.

We will maximise these contacts to promote the British by Design e-shop. We also have over 3,000 followers on twitter and over 2,000 newsletter subscribers for the festival that we will also use as initial marketing routes for British by Design.

The marketing for British by Design will include regular e-newsletters highlighting specific designers and products, regular press releases including seasonal product focuses, active search engine optimization through in-built website elements and active linking to appropriate blogs and other design-led sites.

The British by Design e-shop has been designed specifically with customers in mind. It is therefore simple in style to let the products shine through and easy to navigate to encourage sales. The site follows the same design values as the products it promotes : innovative, high quality, beautiful and designed in the UK.

The Design Event team have over 18 years collective creative marketing experience, 16 years project management experience and 14 years experience of selling and promoting high quality design. We work in a professional manner at all times and are passionate about providing an excellent consumer experience and promoting good design.

If you are interested in selling with us please email information about yourself and your product to info@britishbydesign.org